How bad is the latest Paul Pogba injury?

An injury sustained on international duty with France could set Paul Pogba and Manchester United back substantially in their campaign.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already has enough headaches to deal with as Man United boss. Between the uncertainty surrounding his future, multiple injuries and a lack of any real direction on the pitch, things are looking bleak.

Now, as per RMC Sport, a setback for Paul Pogba will shine an even greater light on those issues. 

When is Paul Pogba expected back?

The Paul Pogba injury in question saw him pick up a thigh problem in training with Les Bleus. Initially, the diagnosis was unknown, but the picture is starting to become clearer for the Red Devils. 

Preliminary reports suggest that this injury will keep Paul Pogba out of action for between 6-10 weeks. With that in mind, Manchester United fans may need to come to terms with the fact that Pogba could be out for the remainder of 2021.

How will Man United cope after this Paul Pogba injury?

When Paul Pogba plays to his full potential, he’s a key player for United. Unfortunately, inconsistency has blotted his domestic game in recent years.

The 28-year-old was going to miss the club’s next fixture against Watford regardless of this injury, courtesy of the red card he picked up against Liverpool. Following that, the busy winter period awaits, with United needing stability in the middle of the park.

The heart of the operation for Manchester United this season has primarily featured Fred and Scott McTominay. However, many of their fans are unhappy with the cohesion, or lack thereof, between “McFred”.

Because of this, there’s a good chance Donny van de Beek will finally get an extended run of games in the first team. It’s no secret that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t a big fan of selecting him, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

What is Paul Pogba’s contract situation?

Paul Pogba’s current contract would see him leave Manchester United on a free in June 2022. The club and Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola have engaged in dialogue over a possible extension.

Up to this point, nothing has come of the talks. As a result, Pogba can potentially sign a pre-contract with another top European club in January.

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